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Has anyone done a shackle reversal on a yj. if so is it worth it. and is there a way to do it yourself. any links would be great. thanks
05-15-2006, 10:50 PM
grind off rivets, flip shackles and insert bolts... pretty straight forward, maybe a jeep is diffrent? id also brace your frame,..
05-15-2006, 11:05 PM
Why do you want to do one? Are you bending springs?
I don't think they're hard, I just think they're fairly worthless unless you've got some issues...
I was just wondering about road manners as this is my daily driver.
05-15-2006, 11:19 PM
Shackle reversal works good if you do lots of loggin roads ! helps keep you trackin straight -Im sure most that have done it would recomend it !
05-15-2006, 11:37 PM
The shackle reversal is probably about the best upgrade you can do to the little jeeps for on road handling characteristics I do it to all of my CJs and YJs it doesn't really help anything for wheelin but huge improvement in on road drivaeability.
The only thing I will say is the bolt on kits that use the existing shackle hanger on the YJs as part of the mounting points are garbage the shackle hanger is not strong enough for it and they break and with that now the main eye hanger comes loose from the frame, not a good situation.
[stupid] no doubt about it. that's the best mod you could do. you will need a long travel front d/shaft though.
Rides way better on the road, but for off road capabilities I'ld stick with the stock application. With the reversal the springs work more naturally with each other. My bolt on kit kept giving me trouble until Nutbar worked his magic.
nutbar is my hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-19-2006, 12:00 PM
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